- Price12 - 14
Sat 4 Mar | 7.30pm | Tickets £14 (£12) | Theatre | Age 12+
tiata fahodzi in association with Watford Palace Theatre
Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. No harsh word, no sudden push to the ground will distract him from growing up to be a good man. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they?
good dog – set during the early noughties – tells the story of growing up in a multicultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Go back in time and experience the 2000’s through the eyes of Mrs Blackwood, waiting for the day her husband notices her, or Old Man Boateng waiting for the day he gets bored of drinking.
Delicately observed and fearlessly told by the star of Netflix’s Crazyhead, BBC 1’s Eastenders and Channel 4’s Youngers, Arinzé Kene returns to writing for theatre for the first time since God’s Property in 2013.
Come with your family, friends or on your own. good dog is entertaining and thought-provoking with a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a night out with your mates or a way to broaden your horizons, good dog is for you.
Produced by tiata fahodzi (tee-ah-ta fa-hoon-zi) – a theatre company for Britain today and the Britain of tomorrow.
"This is, in both senses of the word, compellingly vital theatre.... Anton Cross supplies a magnificent performance." ★★★★
"Natalie Ibu’s production is tuned to perfection...good dog is theatre at its most simple and its most striking." ★★★★★
"Arinze Kene's play chronicles how one boy turns from responsible naivity to bitter disillusionment...a finely-observed new play" ★★★★
"the piece dares you to ponder what might yet be straining at the leash" ★★★
"Anton Cross delivers a remarkable performance... It’s an amazing piece of writing... a celebration of resilience and determination"
Produced tiata fahodzi in association with Watford Palace Theatre.
Written by Arinzé Kene
Directed by Natalie Ibu
Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin
Sound Designer: Helen Skiera